How to Process Your Moon Photos and Make Them Look Stunning

October 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

You were out half the night getting great photos of the moon.  They look fantastic on the screen on the back of your camera.  Now you sit down at your computer and they’re dull, dull, dull.  You just need to know how to process your moon photos and make them look stunning.

Processing moon shots is a lot like processing any other photo, but there are some important, and some counterintuitive differences.  Because the moon is so bright and a long, long ways away and because you’re shooting through a lot of atmospheric haze, you’ll need a fair amount of sharpening and clarity, and an unusual use of contrast.  And, because there are actually some faint colors in the moon, you can boost saturation more than you might think.

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